Over three days after an 18-year-old girl was stabbed by two miscreants following eve-teasing and a spat, the victim succumbed to her injuries at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) Sector 32 on Sunday afternoon.
Following her death, colony residents held a protest to press the police to nab one of the accused, who remains at large. The police have already arrested the prime accused Raj Kumar in the case.
Police informed that Raj Kumar has criminal background and was booked earlier in a case of assault. He came out of Burail jail after completing imprisonment a few days back, the police said and added that they are conducting raids to arrest the other accused, Ajay.
A murder case was registered on Sunday after the victim succumbed to her injuries during treatment. Later, the family and relatives of the victim gathered at Colony Number 4 and demanded police to take action and arrest the absconding accused.
Police sources said the incident took place on September 15. The victim was at her residence along with her mother and brother at Colony Number 4, when the accused came in an inebriated condition and asked for water. When the girl refused, she was stabbed.
DSP (East) Satish Kumar, said, “The accused have been booked under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354-B (assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe) and 302 (murder).”